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! HOGANSVILI HOME NEWS - FRIDAY, OCTOBER23,2009 PAGE 5-A Mrs. Juanita Bruce Hogansville all of her adult life. She was a member of Highland Baptist Church and the Grand Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Oct. 23, 1944 - Oct. 17, 2009 She will be remembered for her big smile, compassionate spir- Beloved wife and mother it, and deep commitment to, and love for her family and friends. In whatever capacity you came to know her, she cared about Mrs. Juanita Barnes Bruce, 64, of Greenville, died Saturday, the simple goodness m people, not what they had or what they October 17, 2009, at her home. might do for her. She and her husband established the foun- The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, dation for their long-term marriage of 67 years when they Oct. 21, at the graveside in Fairview Memorial Gardens in moved to Hogansville in 1944, where they both worked at Stockbridge. Uniroyal until their retirement in 1985. Mrs. Bruce was born Oct. 23, 1944, in HogansviUe, daugh- Left to cherish her beloved memory are her devoted hus- ter of the late Alfred and Nancy Cannon Barnes. A former res- band, Ezra, and four daughters, Janice (Louis) Hughes of ident of McDonough, she had lived at Greenville for the past Smarr, Joyce (Donny) Osborne of Mayo, FL, Patricia Miles of 25 years. Ridge Spring, SC, and Ellen (J.E.) Strickland of Luthersville; Survivors include her husband, Lamar Bruce; daughters along with her brother, Ernest Stitcher of Cullman, AL; and and son in-law, Tracey and John Schendel and Kathy Schendel, her sister, Hilda Kline of Hogansville. She also leaves behind all of Greenville; three grandchildren, Timothy Schendel, 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grand- Heather Schendel, and Joshua Bruce. She was preceded in child; 2 step-grandchild; 2 step-great-grandchildren; numer- death by her sons, James Lamar Bruce and Larry Scott Bruce. ous nieces, nephews, and many friends, including a special ClaudeA.McKibb.enandSonsFuneralHome of Hogansville lifelong friend of 63 years, Nellie Evans. She was preceded in was in charge of arrangements, death by two grandsons, Stephen Karl Wheelus and Phillip Dodson, Jr.; three sisters; and her parents. She will be forev- er loved and missed by all who knew her. Mrs. Shirley L. Drake The family would like to thank all the wonderful caregivers Feb, 2, 1936 - Oct. 14, 2009 who assisted in caring for her these past weeks, including the staff at West Georgia Medical Center, her team of doctors, Florida native and West Georgia Hospice, which made her days more peace- ful. Mrs. Shirley L. Drake, 73, of Hogansville, died Wednesday, Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14, 2009, at Hospice LaGrange. October 17, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Funeral Home in Hogansvflle. The Reverend Scott Adams and Oct. 17, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral the Reverend Frank Sledge officiated and interment was in Home. Interment was in Myrtle Hill Cemetery in Hogansville. Myrtle Hill Cemetery. Born Feb. 2, 1936, in New Port Richey, FL, Mrs. Drake was Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge the daughter of the late Edgar Nfles White and the late Rebecca of arrangements. Nettles White. She had lived in Hogansville since 1985, had been employed in banking, but enjoyed her role as a wife, mother, and homemaker. Rev. Hubert L. Worley survivors include her husband, James R. (Jimmy) Drake of Hogansville; sons and daughters in-law, James, Jr. and Gina June 8, 1940 - Oct. 14, 2009 of Hogansville, Richard and Diane of Franklin, and Randall Baptist Minister and Donna of Plant City, FL; grandchildren, Karen, Patrick, Christy, Chloe, and Chase; sister, Patricia Allen of Tampa, FL; A minister of the Gospel has gone home. We rejoice that and brother, Ronald Mims of Zephyrhills, FL. he is now experiencing the beauty and joy of being in God's Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville presence. was in charge of arrangements. The Reverend Hubert L. Worley, 69, of LaGrange, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, at his home. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, a't Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange. The Reverend Brad Thompson, Dr. Kenneth Overby, and the Reverend Bruce Freeman officiated and interment was in Shadowlawn Cemetery in LaGrange. Mr. J.W. "Buddy" Ledford June 2, 1926- Oct. 17, 2009 U.S. Army Veteran, WWII Mr. Jessie W. (Buddy) Ledford, 83, of Hogansville, died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange. The funeral service was conducted at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19, at the graveside in Union Baptist Church Cemetery in the St. Marks Community of Meriwether County, with the Reverend Bill Smith and the Reverend Bill Deakins officiat- ing. Mr. Ledford was born June 2, 1926, in Meriwether County, son of the late Jessie T. Ledford and the late Lena Pearson Ledford. An Army veteran of World War Two, he was a life- long resident of Meriwether County, retired from NAPA Auto Partg~i'n~t'eettvill~',; a_~d~wa~a member al~d:deacon of Unifla BaptiSt Church? ................ Survivors include his son and daughter in-law, Tim and Angle Ledford; granddaughters and their husbands, Allyson and Jerimy Stephens and Amanda and Shannon Snyder, all of Hogansville; great-grandchildren, Alyssa Stephens, Sydney Snyder, Brittany Snyder, and Brooke Snyder; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Allison Ledford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Union Baptist Church, 10000 Highway 100, Hogansville, GA 30230, are appre- ciated. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Hazel M. Masdon Nov. 28, 1927- Oct. 13, 2009 Member of Welcome All Baptist Church Mrs. Hazel M. Masdon, 81, of Grantville, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at her home. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Tommy McLeroy offici- ated and interment was in the Grantville Cemetery. Born Nov. 28, 1927, in Troup County, Mrs. Masdon was the daughter of the late Albert Dewitt Morris and the late Clara Ophelia Noles Morris. She was a member of Welcome All Baptist Church in Hogansville and retired after being employed at Grantville Mills and Uniroyal, Inc. Survivors include her daughter and son in-law, Carol and Barney Howard; her son and daughter in-law, Gene and Cathy Masdon, all of Grantville; five grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; a half-sister, Linda Wood; and a half-brother, Leon Morris. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Masdon, and her daughter, Virginia Boswell. The Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Frances K. Rachalla Sept. 5, 1952- Oct. 12, 2009 Former Hogansvflle resident Mrs. Frances King Rachalla, 57, of Ellijay, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. The funeral service was conducted at 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, in the Chapel of Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home in Hogansville. The Reverend Mike Hornsby officiat- ed and interment was in Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Coweta County. Mrs. Rachalla was born Sept. 5, 1952, in Coweta County, daughter of the late Reverend James Henry King andthe late Joyce Terrell King. She lived in Coweta County and Hogansville before making her home in EUijay and was a member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her children, James Rachalla of Ellijay and Barbara Baker of Franklin; and a number of dear friends. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home of Hogansville was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Odella Whitmore Oct. 15, 2009 Member of Highland Baptist Church Mrs. Odella Whitmore, 86, of Hogansville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, in LaGrange, under the care.of Hospice LaGrange. Mrs. Whitmore was born in Carroll County, and lived in Mr: Worley was born June 8, 1940, in LaGrange, son of the late Cecil and Evie Shaddix Worley. He was ordained at Shoal Creek Baptist Church and served as a Baptist minister for over 30 years. He served a number of churches during his ministry, including MountviUe Baptist Church, Concord Baptist Church, Bethlehem Baptist Church in Grantville, Victory Baptist Church in Lanett, AL, and High Pines Baptist Church in Roanoke, AL. Survivors include his wife, Betty Scott Worley of LaGrange; his children, Richard Scott Worley and his wife, Donna, of Mountville, Tracy Smith and her husband, Matt of Hogansville, and Sherrie Fetner and her husband, Brandon of LaGrange; sister, No,hie W-flk~e qfLaGralage; brothe_rs,,Ed~ar~l V(orl~y qf Hogar~v~"an"d ~lpn'~?o~ey o't"LaG~,i'~.~d~g~' 1{ gi'~d: children, Etfi~~'~rle~.~egan'~6rte~;'~o~tii Srhith, I~ew Smith, Seth Smith, Sarah Beth Smith, Caleb Fetner, and Eryn Fetner. Claude A. McKibben and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. We Sell All Types of Tires Claude A, McKibben & Sons Funeral Home 208 Johnson Street Hogansville, Georgia 706-637-8623 HUBBARD & SPINKS Parts- Service ill5 E. Main St. Phone: H0gansville, GA 30230 (706) 637-6379 *,4 Southern Tradi on Since 1945" Hogansville, Georgia (706) 637-4too Live Music - Call for Schedule Gospel. Bluegrass, Count~' Folk Private Party Rooms WE CA TER Spirit-Filled Ministries, 222 Johnson Street Hogansville, GA Pastor Murray L. H rt, St. 7O6-302-3929 www.spirit-fdled-inc,com Pastor Scott celebrated a birthday this week and was given a surprise party in the fellowship hall following Evening Worship Service on Oct. 18. We are so thankful that God sent Scott, Heather and the children to serve as our Pastor family. In the short time they've been here, we've already grown to love them and look forward to many years of worshiping and serving the Lord together. Michelle Thompson, Director of the Pregnancy Center in LaGrange, was guest speaker at the WMU meeting on Oct. 13. Mrs. Thompson pre- sented an interesting and informative overview of the many programs offered by the Pregnancy Center. The WMU sponsored a church-wide'"oaby shower" in September and the items collected were given to Mrs. Thompson for use at the Center. Our youth group will con- duct the Evening Worship Service on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. They will be perform- ing a drama to the music "If We Are the Body" by Casting Crowns, as well as handling all parts of the service except the message. Pastor Scott will still bring the message. Join us for this special service and sup- port our youth in this ministry. Take a walk through our Church parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. and enjoy the "Sweets & Treats" dis- tributed from the trunks of decorated cars. Hot dogs will be served. Everyone is invit- ed. The event is sponsored by the WMU. Our youth group is making plans to attend SuperWOW Youth Evangelism Conference in Macon in December. More information will follow in the next few weeks. Our sanctuary is open for prayer each Tuesday at 10 a.m. Everyone is invited to join us for this special time of prayer. All children and youth of our community are invited to join us every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for the Children and Youth Ministry Supper. l 8llowi(ges/}IC'p ;;fii hildren "O . v,.r ~ ...... 1. 7 enj y games, act~wt[~, Bfi>'I~ studies and much more during "WE ROCK", while Youth activ- ities are for 6th through 12th grades. We have just begun the Bible Study "Experiencing God" on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us each week for this study and learn what you can do to grow closer to God and experience Him in your daffy life. 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